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The Dawn of the Digital Cruise Era

by GE's Power Conversion Blog via marinelink.com Cruise shipping is one of the fastest growing sectors in tourism. The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) predicts that over 24 million passengers will take a cruise in 2016 and that CLIA member lines will match this with more than a...
Man sues Disney Cruise Line, claims thumb was severed by cabin door

by wfla.com A man is suing Disney Cruise Line over a severed thumb, WESH Orlando reported. The lawsuit filed this week in Orlando federal court alleges that the man’s finger was cut off while he was on a Disney cruise. The plaintiff Marco Fidel Acosta says his thumb...
An Informed Traveler Is a Safer Traveler

By Seth Kugel of nytimes.com Which sounds like the most dangerous way to spend your next vacation? 1. Going to Brazil, epicenter of the Zika virus, for the Olympics. 2. Visiting Istanbul, where eight German tourists died in a terrorist...
Navigator of the Seas

by Emily Shapiro of ABC News Coast Guard crews are searching for a 46-year-old man who fell 100 feet overboard from a Royal Caribbean cruise ship that was sailing off the coast of Key Largo, Florida. The Coast Guard identified the passenger as David Mossman of Texas. The circumstances...
Aurora Australis Stranded

By Greg Botelho, CNN The icebreaker Aurora Australis was resupplying at a research center when it "broke free of its mooring lines" during a blizzard Wednesday, the Australian government says. It's bad enough being stuck in a blizzard. It's worse when you're on a ship that has run aground....
Crisis of the Week: Royal Caribbean’s Stormy Cruise

By Ben Dipietro of wsj.com This week’s crisis involves the response from Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines (RCL +0.97%) to criticism it received after sailing one of...
Sydney Man Perishes After Jumping from Cruise Ship

by news.com.au An elderly man allegedly said growing old was “sh*t” before throwing himself off a cruise ship in the middle of the Tasman Sea while his wife had a shower metres away. The death of the Sydney man is not the first time people’s lives have ended after...
Anthem of the Seas passenger files suit against Royal Caribbean

By Artemis Moshtaghian and Alina Machado, CNN The first lawsuit was filed against Royal Caribbean over the decision to sail the Anthem of the Seas cruise ship despite a predicted winter storm earlier this month, according to court documents provided to CNN. Passenger Bruce Simpson says...
Disney Wonder

by nbcnews.com The U.S. Coast Guard says a passing cruise ship has rescued 12 Cuban migrants from an unseaworthy vessel in the Caribbean. A Coast Guard spokesman in Miami says the crew of the Disney Wonder spotted the migrants southeast of Cuba. Petty Officer John-Paul Rios said the cruise ship...

By Regina Holmes of solarnewsph.com Anthem of the Seas is expected to set sail at 3 p.m. ET on its originally scheduled cruise itinerary, traveling from New Jersey to Florida and the Bahamas. While the International Cruise Victims Organization is grateful for the safe return of all passengers and crew...